Akiva and Ahuva Lewin were with their father at the Lakewood Cemetery to honor their grandfather, as it had been ten years since he had passed away.
Their father had held off on taking them until this day because he had felt that they were too young to understand what it meant that their grandfather had been gone for so long.
The groundskeeper came out with the three of them and opened up a micro notebook, attaching a small projector that allowed them to all comfortably use the notebook at the same time.
Akiva asked their father what kind of man their grandfather was, and he was only too happy to answer.
“As you can see,” he said, “He was a very wise man — you can see this through this tool that shows you the most typical words that he used on Twitter, and the subject matters about which he tweeted, and they were quite brilliant.”
Akiva opened up another tool on the computer and typed in the words “cheese sandwich” and soon over three thousand photographs of cheese sandwiches that his grandfather had photographed and uploaded to Instagram were charted and listed in order of their being taken by him.
The groundskeeper showed them how they could search his past Facebook posts and see what he liked by year, category, and in some cases by game.
Akiva’s father particularly appreciated the special tool that the cemetery had commissioned that scraped every social media site used by the deceased and scripted a beautiful eulogy that was tailored for the person reading it — he read over the eulogy that he gave for his father.
Ahuva was impressed by how her father somehow knew that not only Hillary Clinton would run for and win the presidential election, but that her daughter Chelsea would also eventually run and win years later.
As they left the cemetery, they all appreciated having a copy of the entire experience to take with them on their phones.